MMR Recognizes Workplace Health and Safety During National Safe and Sound Week

August 12, 2020

BATON ROUGE, La. – MMR’s Corpus Christi, Texas branch partnered with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) to recognize Safe and Sound Week, held August 10-16. This nationwide event celebrates the successes of workplace health and safety in addition to providing training and education for workers to implement effective health and safety programs.

“MMR is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe workplace,” said MMR President/CEO James “Pepper” Rutland. “Investing in resources and programs that encourage safe work practices as well as provide quality of life benefits to our employees is top priority.”

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“Leadership’s attitude toward safety and health is reflected in the employees and their safety performance,” said OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist Marianne McGee. “This week is a great opportunity to re-focus your sights on safety in the workplace by getting leadership and employees involved. Recently much attention has been given to the pandemic, but it is critical to remember other hazards like falls, struck-by, caught-in/between and electrical.”

Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales signed a proclamation to recognize the importance of workplace health and safety. Present for the signing were Leonard Garza and Terry Fisher (MMR and ASSP), Marianne McGee (OSHA), Yvonne Garza (Occucare) and Jane Gimler (ABC-TCB).

MMR's Corpus Christi District holds OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star status which is considered the pinnacle of excellence in safety. Of the 76,000 electrical contractors in the nation, MMR is one of 12 that can claim VPP status. MMR is the largest open-shop contractor with VPP standing and has upheld its star status since 2013.

To learn more about Safe and Sound Week, click here.

About MMR

MMR is the industry leader in instrumentation and electrical construction, maintenance and technical services. Under the leadership of President and CEO James “Pepper” Rutland, MMR continues to grow both regionally and nationally with 30 branch offices throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Trinidad, Venezuela, Ecuador and Panamá. For more information on MMR or to inquire about services offered, please visit our brochure, website or call 225-756-5090. Like us on Facebook, LinkedIn, or follow us on Twitter.

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